Sunday, July 31, 2011

ISML Emerald Period - Round 1 Votes

ARENA 01: [[Suzumiya Haruhi]] Kotobuki Tsumugi
ARENA 02: [[Shana]] Index L. Prohibitorum
ARENA 03: [[Tachibana Kanade]] Kuroi Mato
ARENA 04: [[Misaka Mikoto]] Fate Testarossa
ARENA 05: Victorique de Blois [[Saber]]
ARENA 06: [[Nymph]] Konjiki no Yami
ARENA 07: Aragaki Ayase [[Tōsaka Rin]]
ARENA 08: [[Sanzen'in Nagi]] Gokō Ruri (Kuroneko)
ARENA 09: [[Nakano Azusa]] Izumi Konata
ARENA 10: [[Asahina Mikuru]] Furukawa Nagisa
ARENA 11: Kōsaka Kirino [[Sengoku Nadeko]]
ARENA 12: Huang Lingyin [[Shinonono Hōki]]
ARENA 13: Louise Vallière [[Eucliwood Hellscythe]]
ARENA 14: [[Nagato Yuki]] Laura Bodewig
ARENA 15: Kasugano Sora [[Shirai Kuroko]]
ARENA 16: [[Seraphim]] Shiina
ARENA 17: [[Sakagami Tomoyo]] Katsura Hinagiku
ARENA 18: Charlotte Dunois [[Hiiragi Kagami]]
ARENA 19: Shiina Mafuyu [[Hirasawa Yui]]
ARENA 20: [[Nakamura Yuri]] C.C.
ARENA 21: Yui [[Fujibayashi Kyō]]
ARENA 22: [[Senjōgahara Hitagi]] Holo
ARENA 23: Last Order [[Aisaka Taiga]]
ARENA 24: Haruna [[Akiyama Mio]]
ARENA 25: Hirasawa Ui [[Iwasawa Asami]]
ARENA 26: Kinomoto Sakura [[Sakurazaki Setsuna]]

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Leona Skin - The 3 Goddesses of Fate

It's merely a recolor, but there are 9 SKINS in here!

These are the renditions of the 3 Goddesses of Fate, the Valkyries, according to the Tri-Ace/SquareEnix games Valkyrie Profile and Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria. It includes the recolors to the original skin as well as the Valkyrie skin. It also comes with custom loading screen and ingame/scoreboard/minimap images. Oh, and did I mention these have particle color changes, too? I couldn't find the Shield of Daybreak and Zenith Blade particles, so I'm pretty sad about that. Anyways:

- Lenneth dons the Blue Armor and platinum hair, and the main protagonist of Valkyrie Profile. She is steadfast and true to her duty, but she also learns to protect those close to her. Her particles are light blue.
- Silmeria dons the Purple Armor and light brown hair, and one of the protagonists of Valkyrie Profile 2. She is kind, but rebellious. She has been sealed inside a mortal in order to keep her from Odin. Her particles are the default gold.
- Hrist dons the Black Armor and black hair, and has been an antagonist in both games.. She is a ruthless sister, doing anything to fulfill Odin's will of gathering Einherjar, no matter the cost. Her particles are red.

To install, use RAF Manager. There will be 6 folders in the zip file, one for each skin. Make sure you DISABLE ANY OTHER CUSTOM LEONA SKINS before you install this.

1. Classic - Overrides the original/classic skin with the recolor
2. Valkyrie on Classic - Overrides the classic skin with the recolored Valkyrie skin (you need to use Classic)
3. Valkyrie - Overrides the Valkyrie skin with the recolor (you need to use Valkyrie skin, not Classic)

If RAF Manager gives you a Resolve File Ambiguity error, make sure you are selecting the EXACT filename ( and currently triggers those.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

RIOT, Y U LIEK NERFS?! Kayle Reworks

Kayle is the very, very first champion I've ever played on League of Legends. I started during the closed beta (hence my King Rammus skin on my actual CB account), and played her a lot. She's gone through 3 passive reworks now.
  1. Kayle and nearby allied champions attack 10% faster. If an allied champion dies while under the effects of Holy Fervor, Kayle's Attack Speed is further increased as she attempts to avenge them.
  2. When Kayle kills an enemy champion or an allied champion dies near her, she goes into a state of Holy Fervor, increasing her attack speed by 25%. This effect can stack 4 times.
  3. (Current) 30% of Kayle's attack damage is added to her ability power and 15% of Kayle's ability power is added to her attack damage.
Definitely, out of all those, the 3rd one has lasted the longest, and is the most balanced out of all of them. It allows her to shine late game as a Hybrid DPS Carry, add that some utility and the life-saving W and R, and you have a great champion for 450 IP.

Anyways, here are the details of the incoming rework.

According to Shurelia:

The new passive is currently a percent armor/mr shred on hit (stacking) that really helps her out against tanks, especially since her itemization route really makes it hard for her to build penetration.
Weaknesses: Kayle's main weakness will be her downtime on her E. Enemies will be able to exploit this weakness early game, while her late game weakness is her squishiness if she is caught out of position. Her other weakness is that at equivalent stat values, she has less singe-target DPS than straight ranged carries (about 10% less than Miss Fortune).
Strengths: Kayle will have exceptional carry power that puts out hybrid-type damage (which is difficult to defend against), in addition to being able to itemize hybrid-items due to her dual-scalings. Hybrid items have a stronger stat:gold value than their pure counterparts. In addition, her reliance on farm has been reduced. Her other strengths include: High amounts of damage synergy-
  • Reckoning: Grants percentage bonus damage
  • Righteous Fury: Grants splash and bonus flat magic damage
  • Passive: Percentage Shred
as well as the fact that she has very strong supportive abilities/effects while being able to fulfill a ranged carry role.

Here are my thoughts on these changes.

  • Her early game is now improved, thanks to the Armor/MR shred passive. Her Righteous Fury also has increased splash radius, damage, and reduced cooldowns.
  • She has increased utility from the same passive.
  • Reckoning changes make her burst damage much faster to achieve.
  • She can now be frontloaded with Attack Speed, since Righteous Fury scales with AS now.
  • Her late game is now gimped due to the removal of her current passive.
  • She can no longer be built hybrid. Her itemization is now reminiscent of Teemo and on-hit effects. AS and AP is now king (or queen, in her case).
  • Her Divine Blessing costs a ton, with a reduced heal and AP ratio. This means it is now an escape/chase skill at late game rather than a clutch heal.
  • Her Righteous Fury AP ratio is gimped as well, once again reducing her effectiveness late game.

We still have to wait on the numbers on these, so I'm not going to give a final thought on this rework. It feels like she got rebalanced for more utility rather than a straight-up DPS Carry with some utility.

Friday, July 22, 2011

ISML Sapphire Period Necklace Winner!

Congratulations to Goko Ruru (Kuroneko) from Oreimo! I always thought Shana would win for the 3rd time, but I guess it's time to relieve the necklace to a new winner.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

ISML Sapphire Period - Round 7 Results / Necklace Votes

*** Round 7 had an epic match up against Kanade Tachibana (whom everyone in my Twitter list seems to be going against) against Yuki Nagato. In the end, Kanade wins by a thousand-vote margin. <3 TENSHI

ARENA 01: Nakano Azusa Gokō Ruri (Kuroneko) Katsura Hinagiku [[Shana]] Suzumiya Haruhi Aisaka Taiga Victorique de Blois
ARENA 02: [[Ogata Rina]] Nakagawa Kanon Edomae Lunar Hoshina Utau Hanato Kobato Lynn Minmay Athena Glory
ARENA 03: Tsukuyomi Komoe Yamanaka Sawako [[Kuroi Nanako]] Tanizaki Yukari Rebecca Miyamoto Fujimura Taiga Katsura Yukiji
ARENA 04: Wilhelmina Carmel Kohaku Roberta Sakurazaka Hazuki Maylene Shannon [[Izayoi Sakuya]]
ARENA 05: Ayanami Rei Shiomiya Shiori Chii Hōsen Elis Arurū [[Tomoe Mami]] Enma Ai

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

ISML Sapphire Period - Round 6 Results / Round 7 Votes

ARENA 01: [[Hiiragi Kagami]] Huang Lingyin
ARENA 02: [[Aisaka Taiga]] Konjiki no Yami
ARENA 03: [[Holo]] Laura Bodewig
ARENA 04: [[Index L. Prohibitorum]] Saber
ARENA 05: Kōsaka Kirino [[Izumi Konata]]
ARENA 06: Nagato Yuki [[Tachibana Kanade]]
ARENA 07: Sanzen'in Nagi [[Asahina Mikuru]]
ARENA 08: Eucliwood Hellscythe [[Katsura Hinagiku]]
ARENA 09: Senjōgahara Hitagi [[Kuroi Mato]]
ARENA 10: [[Suzumiya Haruhi]] Hirasawa Ui
ARENA 11: [[Fujibayashi Kyō]] Aragaki Ayase
ARENA 12: Kasugano Sora [[Shiina Mafuyu]]
ARENA 13: [[Nymph]] Last Order
ARENA 14: Tōsaka Rin [[Yui]]
ARENA 15: [[Fate Testarossa]] Victorique de Blois
ARENA 16: [[Kotobuki Tsumugi]] Shiina
ARENA 17: [[Charlotte Dunois]] Shinonono Hōki
ARENA 18: [[Hirasawa Yui]] Seraphim
ARENA 19: Gokō Ruri (Kuroneko) [[Furukawa Nagisa]]
ARENA 20: [[Sakagami Tomoyo]] Louise Vallière
ARENA 21: [[Akiyama Mio]] Misaka Mikoto
ARENA 22: Shirai Kuroko [[Nakamura Yuri]]
ARENA 23: [[Iwasawa Asami]] C.C.
ARENA 24: [[Sengoku Nadeko]] Haruna
ARENA 25: [[Shana]] Nakano Azusa
ARENA 26: Enma Ai [[Sōryū Asuka Langley]]

Sunday, July 17, 2011

ISML Sapphire Period - Round 5 Results / Round 6 Votes

ARENA 01: [[Hirasawa Yui]] Louise Vallière
ARENA 02: Asahina Mikuru [[Aragaki Ayase]]
ARENA 03: [[C.C.]] Hirasawa Ui
ARENA 04: Furukawa Nagisa [[Hiiragi Kagami]]
ARENA 05: Index L. Prohibitorum [[Yui]]
ARENA 06: Sanzen'in Nagi [[Shinonono Hōki]]
ARENA 07: Last Order [[Tōsaka Rin]]
ARENA 08: Kasugano Sora [[Iwasawa Asami]]
ARENA 09: Seraphim [[Shiina Mafuyu]]
ARENA 10: [[Kotobuki Tsumugi]] Shirai Kuroko
ARENA 11: [[Holo]] Eucliwood Hellscythe
ARENA 12: Laura Bodewig [[Nakamura Yuri]]
ARENA 13: [[Katsura Hinagiku]] Shiina
ARENA 14: [[Fujibayashi Kyō]] Konjiki no Yami
ARENA 15: Kōsaka Kirino [[Akiyama Mio]]
ARENA 16: [[Charlotte Dunois]] Haruna
ARENA 17: Sengoku Nadeko [[Nakano Azusa]]
ARENA 18: Saber [[Misaka Mikoto]]
ARENA 19: Huang Lingyin [[Nymph]]
ARENA 20: Senjōgahara Hitagi [[Tachibana Kanade]]
ARENA 21: Kuroi Mato [[Suzumiya Haruhi]]
ARENA 22: [[Izumi Konata]] Gokō Ruri (Kuroneko)
ARENA 23: [[Aisaka Taiga]] Fate Testarossa
ARENA 24: [[Nagato Yuki]] Sakagami Tomoyo
ARENA 25: Victorique de Blois [[Shana]]
ARENA 26: Celty Sturluson [[Tomoe Mami]]

Thursday, July 14, 2011

ISML Sapphire Period - Round 4 Results / Round 5 Votes

ARENA 01: Gokō Ruri (Kuroneko) [[Yui]]
ARENA 02: [[Victorique de Blois]] Sanzen'in Nagi
ARENA 03: [[Asahina Mikuru]] Konjiki no Yami
ARENA 04: [[Misaka Mikoto]] Izumi Konata
ARENA 05: [[Eucliwood Hellscythe]] Laura Bodewig
ARENA 06: Shiina [[Shirai Kuroko]]
ARENA 07: Haruna [[Shana]]
ARENA 08: Fate Testarossa [[Nakano Azusa]]
ARENA 09: [[Aisaka Taiga]] Charlotte Dunois
ARENA 10: Last Order [[Kōsaka Kirino]]
ARENA 11: [[Furukawa Nagisa]] Nymph
ARENA 12: [[Tōsaka Rin]] Huang Lingyin
ARENA 13: Sengoku Nadeko [[Fujibayashi Kyō]]
ARENA 14: [[Akiyama Mio]] Index L. Prohibitorum
ARENA 15: Suzumiya Haruhi [[Hirasawa Yui]]
ARENA 16: Shinonono Hōki [[Aragaki Ayase]]
ARENA 17: Saber [[Hiiragi Kagami]]
ARENA 18: Hirasawa Ui [[Kasugano Sora]]
ARENA 19: [[Sakagami Tomoyo]] C.C.
ARENA 20: [[Nagato Yuki]] Kuroi Mato
ARENA 21: Seraphim [[Iwasawa Asami]]
ARENA 22: [[Kotobuki Tsumugi]] Holo
ARENA 23: [[Senjōgahara Hitagi]] Shiina Mafuyu
ARENA 24: Katsura Hinagiku [[Nakamura Yuri]]
ARENA 25: Louise Vallière [[Tachibana Kanade]]
ARENA 26: Narusegawa Naru [[Arurū]]

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

ISML Sapphire Period - Round 3 Results / Round 4 Votes

ARENA 01: [[Victorique de Blois]] Aragaki Ayase
ARENA 02: [[Tachibana Kanade]] Suzumiya Haruhi
ARENA 03: Shirai Kuroko [[Katsura Hinagiku]]
ARENA 04: [[Sakagami Tomoyo]] Kasugano Sora
ARENA 05: [[Nakano Azusa]] Charlotte Dunois
ARENA 06: Eucliwood Hellscythe [[Nakamura Yuri]]
ARENA 07: Haruna [[Sanzen'in Nagi]]
ARENA 08: Laura Bodewig [[Kotobuki Tsumugi]]
ARENA 09: [[Hiiragi Kagami]] Izumi Konata
ARENA 10: Konjiki no Yami [[Shinonono Hōki]]
ARENA 11: Huang Lingyin [[Kōsaka Kirino]]
ARENA 12: Shiina [[Holo]]
ARENA 13: [[Index L. Prohibitorum]] Last Order
ARENA 14: Yui [[Misaka Mikoto]]
ARENA 15: [[Tōsaka Rin]] Furukawa Nagisa
ARENA 16: C.C. [[Kuroi Mato]]
ARENA 17: [[Shiina Mafuyu]] Louise Vallière
ARENA 18: [[Saber]] Nymph
ARENA 19: [[Sengoku Nadeko]] Asahina Mikuru
ARENA 20: [[Fujibayashi Kyō]] Fate Testarossa
ARENA 21: [[Senjōgahara Hitagi]] Iwasawa Asami
ARENA 22: Seraphim [[Hirasawa Ui]]
ARENA 23: Gokō Ruri (Kuroneko) [[Akiyama Mio]]
ARENA 24: Hirasawa Yui [[Nagato Yuki]]
ARENA 25: Aisaka Taiga [[Shana]]
ARENA 26: [[Haneoka Meimi]] Hōsen Elis

Thursday, July 7, 2011

ISML Sapphire Period - Round 1 Results / Round 2 Votes

ARENA 01: [[C.C.]] Shiina Mafuyu
ARENA 02: [[Hirasawa Ui]] Louise Vallière
ARENA 03: [[Nakamura Yuri]] Holo
ARENA 04: [[Misaka Mikoto]] Huang Lingyin
ARENA 05: Gokō Ruri (Kuroneko) [[Saber]]
ARENA 06: [[Haruna]] Konjiki no Yami
ARENA 07: Victorique de Blois [[Charlotte Dunois]]
ARENA 08: [[Akiyama Mio]] Nymph
ARENA 09: [[Nakano Azusa]] Aragaki Ayase
ARENA 10: Kotobuki Tsumugi [[Katsura Hinagiku]]
ARENA 11: Shiina [[Eucliwood Hellscythe]]
ARENA 12: [[Tōsaka Rin]] Izumi Konata
ARENA 13: [[Fate Testarossa]] Shinonono Hōki
ARENA 14: [[Fujibayashi Kyō]] Sanzen'in Nagi
ARENA 15: [[Senjōgahara Hitagi]] Hirasawa Yui
ARENA 16: Last Order [[Hiiragi Kagami]]
ARENA 17: Asahina Mikuru [[Shana]]
ARENA 18: Iwasawa Asami [[Nagato Yuki]]
ARENA 19: [[Tachibana Kanade]] Kasugano Sora
ARENA 20: [[Shirai Kuroko]] Laura Bodewig
ARENA 21: Furukawa Nagisa [[Index L. Prohibitorum]]
ARENA 22: Kōsaka Kirino [[Yui]]
ARENA 23: [[Aisaka Taiga]] Sengoku Nadeko
ARENA 24: Suzumiya Haruhi [[Sakagami Tomoyo]]
ARENA 25: Seraphim [[Kuroi Mato]]
ARENA 26: [[Shiomiya Shiori]] Yūki Mikan

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

ISML Sapphire Period - Round 1 Votes

ARENA 01: Yui [[Hiiragi Kagami]]
ARENA 02: [[Sakagami Tomoyo]] Senjōgahara Hitagi
ARENA 03: [[Kuroi Mato]] Kasugano Sora
ARENA 04: [[Kōsaka Kirino]] Saber
ARENA 05: Shiina Mafuyu [[Suzumiya Haruhi]]
ARENA 06: [[Katsura Hinagiku]] Holo
ARENA 07: [[Shana]] Shinonono Hōki
ARENA 08: Furukawa Nagisa [[Misaka Mikoto]]
ARENA 09: [[Nagato Yuki]] Hirasawa Ui
ARENA 10: [[Last Order]] Gokō Ruri (Kuroneko)
ARENA 11: Charlotte Dunois [[Fujibayashi Kyō]]
ARENA 12: [[Eucliwood Hellscythe]] Shirai Kuroko
ARENA 13: C.C. [[Hirasawa Yui]]
ARENA 14: [[Nakamura Yuri]] Kotobuki Tsumugi
ARENA 15: [[Fate Testarossa]] Asahina Mikuru
ARENA 16: Shiina [[Laura Bodewig]]
ARENA 17: [[Aisaka Taiga]] Sanzen'in Nagi
ARENA 18: Tōsaka Rin [[Akiyama Mio]]
ARENA 19: [[Tachibana Kanade]] Seraphim
ARENA 20: [[Nakano Azusa]] Konjiki no Yami
ARENA 21: [[Index L. Prohibitorum]] Huang Lingyin
ARENA 22: Haruna [[Aragaki Ayase]]
ARENA 23: [[Iwasawa Asami]] Louise Vallière
ARENA 24: Victorique de Blois [[Sengoku Nadeko]]
ARENA 25: [[Izumi Konata]] Nymph
ARENA 26: Ayanami Rei [[Chidori Kaname]]